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Acts of Faith exhibit closes at airport

This exhibition, drawn from the local collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton, celebrates spiritual experience through the eyes of notable 20th and 21st Century African American artists. Faith, and the tenacity to act upon it, is a central theme among the artworks. Engage with moving works by the likes of Benny Andrews, Willie Birch, Elizabeth Catlett, and more, and explore different interpretations and applications of faith through a variety of media.

Variations of Acts of Faith have been exhibition previously in northeast Louisiana, and The Gallery by Origin Bank is thrilled to show such a celebrated group of artists before a new audience. Collectors Will and Cheryl Sutton were inspired to collect and exhibit artwork by the words of Proverbs 24:3, “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” It is their hope that sharing their collection with others will foster understanding and wisdom in our community and beyond.

Exhibition open until March 15, 2019

The Gallery hours:
Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5400 Operations Rd.
Monroe, LA 71203

Benny Andrews, Prophet, 1962, oil and collage

Benny Andrews, Prophet, 1962, oil and collage

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Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: Leigh Buffington

Leigh Buffington

It’s where we are: Intimate Portraits of my Hometown
An exhibition featuring the work of Leigh Buffington
On view now – September 21, 2018

Join us for a Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, May 31, 6 – 8 p.m. Talk at 6:30 p.m.
Monroe Regional Airport
The Gallery by Origin Bank, Member FDIC
5400 Operations Road, Monroe, LA 71212

Leigh Buffington currently lives and paints in Monroe. In 2007 she received her BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University. A significant influence has been a brief period of study in Paris, France, in 2006. She primarily paints by building up layers using oil and cold wax medium on canvas, but also experiments using other media, such as the watercolor and inks on paper featured in this exhibition. These small paintings require close viewing, but open like windows onto familiar scenes of Monroe. Buffington’s use of color is both whimsical and expressive, and provides her viewers with an immediate, intimate connection to her hometown.
Come and see all that is happening at the Monroe Regional Airport!

Visit masurmuseum.org or call 318.329.2237 for more information about this and other programming.

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For more information about Leigh Buffington visit www.leighbuffington.com

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